Let's take our hiking out onto the snow. Royal Gorge is a premier cross country ski resort with great trails for both beginners and those with advanced skills.
Half day passes are available at 12:30. I would like to meet at 12 so that everyone can get geared up and ready to go. Equipment is available at the resort but can also be found in equipment rental places in town.
Cross country skiing is very easy to learn but difficult to sustain. You must be able to sustain a high heart rate for hours. I am creating a wait list as I must be personally confident that you can sustain this effort.
I will be happy to demonstrate how to put on and take off the equipment. I will also be able to show you how to ski in the tracks and how to turn around. This should be enough to get you through your first day. If you want to learn more, Sunday can be for more advanced lessons available at the resort.
You will need to bring the same type of gear that you would for a long hike; sunscreen, sunglasses (it gets very glarey), water and snacks for a 3-4 hour effort.
It will be a blast.
This will be cancelled if there is a blizzard, no snow, closed highways etc.
Housing must be ranged individually.